Shocking video shows car driving through crowd of protesters in Times Square -- victim says it was NYPD
Car driving through protesters in New York City (screengrab)

Violent backlash against racial justice activists continued on Thursday when video was posted to Twitter showing a car driving through protesters in Times Square.

The video begins with a calm scene as Black Lives Matter protesters march through New York City.

The scene quickly descended into chaos as a black car accelerated to plow through the peaceful crowd, with one victim reportedly saying the car was driven by New York Police Department officers.

The NYPD is denying that this was one of their vehicles.